UPDATE: Nevis Gas Plant slated to close

September 30th has been marked as the closure date

By Jessica Jones For the Independent

The closure of the Nevis Gas Plant, slated to happen at the end of the month, could affect Stettler County’s tax base.

A statement from the company reads as follows:

“After careful assessment, Keyera announced its decision to suspend operations at the plant effective September 30, 2019. This decision was reached primarily in response to the region’s declining gas production, which is not anticipated to change in the near-term.”

According to the statement, there are 25 employees at the plant.

“Keyera is working directly with each impacted employee on next steps including, where possible, relocation to other Keyera facilities.”

The statement, sent by Area Manager James Pratt, also confirmed that the plant will, “Remain operational until September 30, 2019.

“Safe and orderly suspension of plant operations will start in the coming weeks. Keyera is working with the AER to ensure effective and efficient site deconstruction and reclamation, and that activities are completed in accordance with a pre-approved plan.

“Suspension of the operations commenced today (September 16, 2019) with the shut-down of the sulphur plant.”

The Nevis gas plant was built in 1956 and Keyera acquired the facility in 2008.

“Keyera wishes to thank our Nevis employees, and the communities of Stettler and Alix, for their dedication and support during our 11 years of operations.”

At Stettler County’s last council meeting, councillors were informed that the plant, owned by Keyera and located about 28 kms west of the town of Stettler, was planning on ceasing operations.

The meeting was primarily to inform the County of Stettler of the impending shut down, said Niki Thorsteinsson, County of Stettler director of communications. The shut down, however, will likely have economic repercussions.

“They paid taxes to us so when they are no longer a business, it will (have an impact),” Thorsteinsson said.


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